William (Billy) Lowe Chenault, III – Obituary

By  | August 31, 2017 | Filed under: Hartsell Heritage Funeral Home, Obituaries

William (Billy) Lowe Chenault, III passed away on August 30, 2017. Mr. Chenault was born on May 5, 1950, in Decatur, Alabama. He was the son of Marcelle Nix Chenault and William Lowe Chenault, II. He grew up in Decatur and graduated Decatur High School. In 1971 he received his B.S. and in 1974 received his J.D. from the University of Alabama. Mr. Chenault practiced law in Decatur for 43 years. He was a member of the Alabama Bar Association, the past president of the Morgan County Bar Association, and a member of the Rotary Club of Decatur. Billy was a member of First Bible Church in Decatur, and enjoyed participating weekly in men’s bible studies. He spent time traveling to visit his grandchildren and enjoyed bird watching and Alabama football. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Janet Graham Chenault; daughter Jennifer Chenault Barrett (and husband Shannon) of Suwanee, Georgia; his son William L. Chenault IV (and wife Amanda) of Jackson, Tennessee; and his son Paul Graham Chenault of Montevallo, Alabama; He is survived by eight grandchildren: Kathryn Elizabeth Barrett, Rebekah Margaret Barrett, Abigail Laura Barrett of Suwanee, Georgia; Avery Claire Chenault, Morgan Page Chenault, Grace Ruth Chenault, of Jackson, Tennessee; Doster Graham Chenault and Robert Riley Chenault of Montevallo, Alabama and one sister, Nikki Downing Chenault of Huntsville, Alabama. Pallbearers will be Bill Briscoe, Ellis Chenault, Frank Evans, Stephen Graham, Steve Hammond, and Eric Pratt. Funeral arrangements will be held at First Bible Church of Decatur. Family will receive friends Sunday September 3, 2017 from 2:00pm until 4:00pm at the Church, with a funeral service beginning at 4:00pm. Burial will be at Decatur City Cemetery. Hartselle Heritage Funeral Home is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to: The Tisch Brain Tumor Center P.O. 3624 Duke University Medical Center Durham, NC 27710

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